The Intricacies of Editing a Book

Finishing the first draft of your novel or book might be a grueling task. It might take weeks, months, for some it even takes years. Once you are over with it, you are greeted with a fresh feeling of accomplishment, but don’t let that get to you because one of the toughest task still remains to be completed – editing. Now you may think you can edit your work yourself. But can you ever judge your own writing? There always will be some kind of bias inside you which will make you overlook mistakes in your own book. This is exactly why it is of extreme importance that you send your work to an editor to get it scrutinized.

What are the things an editor will look out for during a process of manuscript editing?

  1. Plot holes: One of the main problems with an unedited, poorly written article is that it has a lot of plot holes. These are not found very easily by some, but when a new reader is presented with a writing he or she will most likely always find when things don’t add up in a story
  2. Grammatical mistakes: Because of the flow of our writing we end up committing a lot of grammatical mistakes.
  3. Character development: This is one thing which most writers forget to add to their characters while progressing through the stories.
  4. Consistence and clarity: A book should always be a pleasurable and a memorable experience. Editors will try their best to make a book more readable

These are just some of the few points that editors keep in mind while going through the process of manuscript editing. Hopefully you understand the benefits and thus choose a suitable editor to go through your work and make it more audience friendly.